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Are people still doing JAA IRs??

Old 2nd Dec 2009, 09:46
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Are people still doing JAA IRs??

Just wondering how many folk out there are signed up for doing a JAA IR (given current UK job prospects)?

Are the UK schools busy?

Are many low-ish houred people with IRs still looking for a job?
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 09:49
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Waste of money right now if you ask my opinion. There are at least 6 lowish time guys I know with IR's and no job! The big three offshore co's don't need pilots right now as they are all fighting for work and contracts. Maybe once a couple of the contracts have been won, then there may be a couple of jobs going, but I wouldn't rush out and spend 30k+ for the IR right now.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 09:51
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I can think of more than six
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 16:00
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 16:15
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I done mine back in August / September at Bristow there was about 8 people on the course, which was the maximum number of students they run.

I have a friend who's there now and I think there just as busy. Don't know about the other schools though?

I don't think its a waste of money the market will pick up.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 16:20
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do you think there will be a shortage once the big 3 start hiring again? surely IR + Type rating + MCC /line/role training will take at least 4months? Anyone not on poll position could miss out?

Market pick up? will the doctor arrive before the patient is dead?

Do you think you could sell IR ticket on ebay? Cant see why not, only valid if they actually try to use for a flight. (no chance of that) was going to eat mine but a bit flavourless and no calorific value
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 17:10
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Do I think there will be a shortage? Nope!
IR+Type rating + MCC

Well, take a look at the cost of an MCC course from scratch. Better off waiting to get employer to sort that one out!

Does anyone really think there'll be an upturn in the NS like there was a few years ago which saw a massive recruitment drive? I don't mind a bet but I wouldn't put money on it happening anytime soon.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 18:18
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Have to agree with you mutt on this one. Think it may be a case of natural selection on this one. who will be still licensed in the industry when any recruitment starts (even small one). It may have to fall financially on the operators to IR train their pilots as those who have done recently may have starved to death by then.

Then again, think of the M&B savings with all the 6 stone crew

Big commitment and scary outlook for anyone who is taking the gamble at the moment and I sincerely wish all of them luck.
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